When Roger Waters first emerged from the London underground music scene, those who watched him perform in small venues and intimate clubs probably couldn’t have known that the young musician would go on to become one of the most respected and acclaimed artists of all time.
And yet, that’s exactly what happened.
Roger Waters is best known as the bassist, lyricist, co-lead vocalist, and dominant creative force of one of the best-selling acts in the world. Indeed, through Pink Floyd, Waters became one of the most influential and innovative artists in music history. Waters is the mastermind behind singular masterpieces like 1973’s hugely experimental The Dark Side of the Moon, 1975’s symbolic magnum opus Wish You Were Here, 1977’s political commentary Animals, and 1979’s personal odyssey The Wall.
As a member of Pink Floyd, Waters reaped countless accolades, configured the contemporary music scene, and sold over 250 million records worldwide. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Waters earned praise for his sporadic lyrical themes, which included the emotional toll of war, the absence of father figures, political turmoil, the diverse facets of humanity, existentialism, cosmic energy, disillusionment, oppression, isolation, escapism through insanity, and the trials and tribulations of modernity.
After departing from Pink Floyd, Waters even dabbled in a solo career through albums such as 1984’s The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, 1987’s Radio K.A.O.S., and 1992’s Amused to Death. During his solo career, he also collaborated with Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Bryan Adams, and Cyndi Lauper.
Now, the “Comfortably Numb” lyricist will embark on his highly anticipated Us + Them Tour. The 40-date tour follows his The Wall Live Tour, which holds the distinction for being the highest-grossing tour for a solo artist. The Us + Them tour will visit Canadian venues such as Quebec’s Videotron Centre, Montreal’s Bell Centre, Edmonton’s Rogers Place, and Vancouver’s Rogers Arena. Waters will also perform two concerts at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre.
Waters is known for his lavish and visually stunning stage shows. Indeed, Waters is a true pioneer of performance; his concerts are known to feature the latest technological innovations. Past concerts have included quadrophonic sound systems, laser lights, fog machines, pyrotechnics, psychedelic projections, and inflatable floating puppets.
Don’t miss the chance to see what the creative genius has in his arsenal this time around! Get your Roger Waters tickets today!